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Erik Haula | Center | #56

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (182) / MIN
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Erik Haula is excited to be part of the Golden Knights.
Haula was selected in the expansion draft from Minnesota and he agreed to a three-year contract with the team. "You're starting to build your own legacy. Nothing has happened [in Vegas] before. Everything is new," said Haula. "It's a great opportunity for everybody, so you just start building from there. Everyone is new, so we've just got to kick it into gear as fast as possible and spend a lot of time with the guys on the team and get to know each other. I'm really excited for this opportunity in my career." He is expected to kill penalties and has proven over the last two years that he is capable of contributing offensively. Aug 12 - 3:22 PM

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Erik Haula has signed a three-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Haula's new deal will have an annual average value of $2.75 million. He was slated to be a restricted free agent on July 1.
Jun 21 - 10:33 PM

Erik Haula has been selected by Vegas from the Minnesota Wild in the expansion draft.

The Golden Knights also acquired prospect Alex Tuch for third-round pick in 2017 or 2018. Haula recorded 15 goals and 26 points in 72 games last season. He is expected to sign a multi-year contract with the Golden Knights.
Jun 21 - 10:15 PM

Erik Haula will reportedly sign a multi-year deal with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Agreeing to terms with Haula will prevent the Golden Knights from taking players like Eric Staal, Matt Dumba or Marco Scandella in the expansion draft. According to sources, the Wild will also give up prospect Alex Tuch to Vegas and get a conditional draft pick in the move.
Jun 21 - 10:37 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights might select Erik Haula from the Minnesota Wild in the upcoming expansion draft, according to the Minneapolis Tribune's Michael Russo.

It would be an interesting decision because the Wild left Eric Staal, Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella unprotected. Of course, it's entirely possible that Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is giving the Golden Knights some type of compensation to pass on that trio of players. Haula, 26, had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 games last season. He's scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st.
Jun 20 - 11:15 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is ready to return for Game 5 on Saturday.

Haula sustained the injury in Game 2 and then aggravated it by playing in Game 3. He was unable to participate in Wednesday's contest as a result. Haula had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 regular season contests.
Apr 21 - 4:00 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 5 on Saturday afternoon.

"I'm hoping he's available," said coach Bruce Boudreau. Haula wasn't able to play Wednesday after he sat out practices before Games 3 and 4 due to an undisclosed injury.
Apr 21 - 10:22 AM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) won't return for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Haula missed Saturday's practice for maintenance, but still logged 10:46 minutes of ice time in Game 3 on Sunday. He had 15 goals and 26 points in 72 regular season contests.
Apr 19 - 4:27 PM

Erik Haula (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He didn't take part in the team's morning skate. Haula logged 10:46 of ice time on Sunday after he missed Saturday's practice for maintenance.
Apr 18 - 12:52 PM

Bruce Boudreau spoke after practice and said Erik Haula missed practice to take a maintenance day.

This likely means Haula will be ready for Game 3 after he took a mean punch from Alex Pietrangelo at the conclusion of Game 2. Boudreau also added that Haula is feeling a little sore and the team didn't feel the need to push him at practice. Haula's status will be updating prior to Game 3 on Sunday.
Apr 15 - 4:09 PM

Erik Haula is not taking part in the Minnesota's practice on Saturday.

Haula took a huge punch from Pietrangelo after the final whistle of Game 2 and it's possible he is still feeling the effects. There will likely be an update on his condition after practice.
Apr 15 - 3:23 PM

Erik Haula matched his career-high in goals during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.

Haula got his 14th marker of the season to end a 17-game goalless drought and added an assist on Sunday. That gives him 25 points in 69 games in 2016-17.
Apr 2 - 9:23 PM

Coach Bruce Boudreau was furious after Thursday's 1-0 loss to Columbus and his rage centered around a goal by Erik Haula that was disallowed in the second period.

"The puck wasn't kicked at the net," Boudreau said. "He was trying to kick it up to his skate because it was going five feet wide. And they put it in their own net. So I don't see how in Toronto that they're calling it unless it's a guy they just pulled in off the street that hasn't seen hockey before." According to Rule 49.2, "a goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who kicks a puck that deflects into the net off any player..." However, Haula was told by the official that if the puck went off William Karlsson's stick and not his body then it would have been a goal.
Mar 3 - 10:56 AM

Erik Haula notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-5 win over Winnipeg.

He has 13 goals and 22 points in 51 games this season. Haula has picked up 11 of those points in the last 25 contests.
Mar 1 - 10:58 AM

Erik Haula picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

His goal in the second period extended Minnesota's lead to 2-0 at the time. He also picked up a primary assist on Jared Spurgeon's eighth goal of the season later on. Haula also picked up a 10-minute misconduct late in the third period. The Wild forward has 12 goals and eight assists in 47 games this season.
Feb 17 - 12:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Vadim Shipachyov
2Cody Eakin
3Erik Haula
4William Karlsson
5Tomas Nosek
6Reid Duke
7Mikhail Grabovski
LW1David Perron
2Oscar Lindberg
3Jonathan Marchessault
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5William Carrier
6Tomas Hyka
RW1James Neal
2Reilly Smith
3Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
4Brendan Leipsic
5Alex Tuch
6David Clarkson
D1Nate Schmidt
2Jason Garrison
3Shea Theodore
4Colin Miller
5Brayden McNabb
6Deryk Engelland
7Griffin Reinhart
8Brad Hunt
9Jon Merrill
10Luca Sbisa
11Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Calvin Pickard